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Kershner bowls his first 300 game, 800 set

January 10, 2008|By LARRY YANOS

Tenpin bowler Jim Kershner, competing in the Thursday Elks League at Dual Lanes in Hagerstown, tossed 32 of a possible 36 strikes en route to his first 300 game and 800 set.

The 37-year-old Hagerstown resident started the evening with the perfect game and then added efforts of 279 and 265 for an 844 set.

"Everything was solid," Kershner said. "I started out so well and then, when I got the 279, I knew I had a chance at an 800 set. A perfect game is tough, an 800 set is tougher."

Kershner has been bowling tenpins since age 9, when he joined the junior league program at Dual Lanes.

"I've had a 290 game and a bunch of 27's but never a perfect 300 game," Kershner said. "My previous high set was probably in the 750s."

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For the effort, Kershner will receive $150 and a plaque from Dual Lanes - $100 for the perfect game and $50 for the 800 set - and awards from the Central Maryland Bowling Association and the United States Bowling Congress.

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